SOWETO SKELETON MOVERS & LLOYDSCOMPANY PRESENTS:
'An explosive performance with hope, healing and redemption through Pantsula dance'
In a combination of heartfelt play, a mix between traditional South-African street dance (pantsula) and ‘bone breaking’, Afro house, Amapiano beats, humor and impressive visuals, the Soweto Skeleton Movers from South-Africa will tell their personal stories that put their Unbreakable spirit to the test. Despite many setbacks and bad temptations that cross their path, these dancers are “unbreakable”.
What is pantsula? Pantsula is an energetic dance that originated in the South African “townships” in the 1950s and represents a specific way of life and clothing style. Pantsula was used as an expression of resistance during the apartheid era.
Unbreakable is a collaboration between Rotterdam choreographer Lloyd Marengo, London theater director Jonzi D and the five explosively energetic dancers of Soweto Skeleton Movers.
14 oktober – Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
31 oktober – Codarts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – Rotterdam (besloten voor studenten)
16 november – Theater Castellum, Alphen aan den Rijn
27 november – Theater de Veste, Delft (besloten voor scholieren)
30 november – Theater de Veste, Delft
Soweto Skeleton Movers
Soweto Skeleton Movers consists of five street dancers who have long outgrown their humble status as street performers and now perform worldwide.
Dancers, upcoming urban makers and the underground battle scene come together under the flag of the Rotterdam based Lloydscompany. Lloyd Marengo is one of the founders of Hiphophuis, he has worked with Scapino Ballet and Conny Janssen Danst, among others. Lloyd was awarded the Golden Swan in September 2022 for his major and unique contribution to dance in the Netherlands and his role as a pioneer for the hip-hop community.
Playing period: April/October/November 2023
Topollo Ntulo, Jabulani Manyoni, Junior Hlongwane, Molefi Rakitla en Lerato Motsepe (SA)
Soweto Skeleton movers and Lloyd Marengo
Soweto Skeleton Movers & Jonzi D
DJ Sce,ction Sce,ction, Fisto Fisto & HAYP MUSIC (Alvin Lewis & Patrick Mijnals)
Paul van Laak
Edwin van Steenbergen
Visuals & trailer:
Made possible by:
Gemeente Rotterdam, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, Volkskracht